16 Apr '12, 3pm

Police hired by loggers in Papua New Guinea lock locals in shipping containers

Police hired by loggers in Papua New Guinea lock locals in shipping containers

Losing our pigs and our ancestors: threats to the livelihoods and environment of Papua New Guinea (10/27/2011) In 1968, distinguished anthropologist Roy Rappaport wrote a seminal publication of human ecology: 'Pigs for the Ancestors: Rituals in the Ecology of a New Guinea People' which integrated cultural ritual with the necessity of maintaining pre-existing relationships with the environment. Documenting the behavior activities of the Tsembaga Maring tribe in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, Rappaport recognized how various activities of the tribe’s intrinsic culture was a direct product of that peoples’ relation with their natural environment. Big damage in Papua New Guinea: new film documents how industrial logging destroys lives (08/29/2011) In one scene a young man, perhaps not long ago a boy, named Douglas stands shirtless and in shorts as he runs a chainsaw into a...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0416-hance_pomio_conflict.html

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